ANDO HIROSHIGE
HISTORICAL SERIES


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1835-39)
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1840s)
 
The Life of Yoshitsune (1832-34)

These series are to be updated:-
Chushingura (1842-53)
Chushingura (~1845)
Japanese and Chinese History Series (~1840)
Illustrations to Fidelity in Revenge (1844-45)
Old Edo Tales Illustrated (1845)
Legends of Famous Places of Edo (~1845)
Revenge of the Soga Brothers (1848)
Grand Series of New and Old Ballad Dramas (1849-50)
Tales of Genji in Fifty-four Chapters


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)

Date:
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tōbei (Kinkōdō)
Format: Horizonal aiban with three designs on each print
Number of Prints: 4/4
References: Stewart, van Vleck (p.187-188), Honolulu (696-697)


Act I (Daijo), Act II (Nidanme), and Act III (Sandanme)


Act IV (Yodanme), Act V (Godanme), and Act VI (Rokudanme)


Act VII (Shichidanme), Act VIII (Hachidanme), and Act IX (Kudanme)


Act X (Jūdanme), Act XI (Jūichidanme), and the Incense-offering Scene (Shōkō-ba)


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)

Date: 1835-39
Publisher: Senichi
Format: Horizonal oban
Number of Prints: 16/16
References: Memorial Catalogue , Strange (Catalogue, Chapter VII), Stewart , van Vleck (p.185-187), Honolulu (669-683)


Act I (Daijo)


Act II (Nidanme)


Act III (Sandanme)


Act IV (Yondanme)


Act V (Godanme)


Act VI (Rokudanme)


Act VII (Shichidanme)


Act VIII (Hachidanme)


Act IX, Honzo Commits Suicide, and Yuranosuke Sets Off to Complete his Vengeance


Act X (Jūdanme)


Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 1: The Night Attack Advances (Jūichidanme ichi, youchi oshiyose)


Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 2: Breaking into the House (Youchi ni, rannyū)


Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 3: Achieving the Goal (Youchi san, honmō)


Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 4: The Withdrawal (Youchi yon, hikitori)


Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 5: The Retreat across Ryōgoku Bridge (Youchi yon, Ryōgoku hikitori)


Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 6: Offering Incense (Youchi roku, shōkō ba)


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)

Date: 1840s
Publisher: Aritaya
Format: Horizonal oban
Number of Prints: 12/12
References: Memorial Catalogue, Stewart , van Vleck (p.187)


Act I, Wakasanosuke Confronts Moronao before the Entrance to the Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura


Act II, Konami Brings Tea to Rikiya as Honzo Cuts the Branch of a Pine in Front of Wakasanosuke


Act III, Kampei Chases a Group of Ruffians Away from Okaru before the Shogun's Palace


Act IV, Yuranosuke Swears Revenge Outside his Master's Mansion in Edo


Act V, Sadakuro Counts the Stolen Gold


Act VI, Kampei Returns Home as Okaru is Leaving for Kyoto


Act VII, Yuranosuke Plays the Fool at the Ichiriki Teahouse in Kyoto


Act VIII, Tonase and Konami Pass Mt. Fuji on Their Way to Find Rikiya


Act IX, Honzo Prepares to Commit Suicide to Atone for his Complicity in Enya's Death


Act X, One of the Ronin Prepares to Seize Osono, Gihei's Temporarily Estranged Wife, to Cut Off her Hair


Act XI, Part 1, The Night Attack on Moronao's Mansion


Act XI, Part 2, The Ronin Remeet at the Harbor at Takanawa to Travel Toward Sengaku Temple


The Life of Yoshitsune
(Yoshitsune ichidai zue)

Date: 1832-34
Publisher: Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō)
Format: Horizonal oban
Number of Prints: 10/10
References: Memorial Catalogue, Stewart , van Vleck (p.191-2), Honolulu (710-717)
The series is ordered here according to that catalogued at the British Museum.


1 Tokiwa Gozen Wanders with Her Three Children (Hattan, Sanshi o tomonatte Tokiwa Gozen hyōrō su)


2 At Sōjō-ga-tani on Kurama Mountain, Ushiwakamaru Learns Swordplay from Strange Masters (Nikai, Kuramayama Sōjō-ga-tani ni oite Ushiwakamaru ijin yori kenpō o manabu)


3 Yoshitsune's night-attack against the Taira army at Mount Mikusa (Migusa-yama gosen Yoshitsune Heijinbatsu yoru utsu)


4 Yoshitsune Rushing Headlong at Hiyodorigoe in Ichinotani (Yoshitsune chiryaku Ichi-no-Tani Hiyodari-goe saka-otoshi)


5 Taking the Shortcut, Yoshitsune Clambers up the Steep and Dangerous Precipice at Hiyodori Pass (Kandō ni omomuku yoshitsune hiyodorigoe no kenshun nansho o yojinoboru)


6 Ise no Saburō Swears Loyalty to Ushiwakamaru (Ise no Saburō ga inka ni yadorite ushiwaka shūju no keiyaku su)


7 Ushiwakamaru Stealthily Looks at the Secret Book of Kiichi Hōgan (Nanakai, Ushiwakamaru hisoka ni Kiichi Hōgan no hisho o miru)


8 At the Gojō Shrine, Ushiwakamaru Defeats Tankai of Shirakawa (Hachikai, Gojō no yashiro ni Ushiwakamaru Shirakawa no Tankai o uchitori)


9 On Gojō Bridge, Ushiwakamaru Defeats Musashibō Benkei (Kyūkai, Gojō no hashi ni Ushiwakamaru Musashibō Benkei o fusu)


10 The Killing of Sanada-no-yoichi (Koeagan-mine ni Ushiwaka Seki-ga-hara Yoichi uchikiru)